This salsa makes inventive use of unripened tomatoes (which Laurent Tourondel found in abundance in a garden on Long Island). Alone, green tomatoes can be inedibly sour, but mixed with fresh lime juice and sweet grilled Vidalia onion, they make for a surprisingly bright accompaniment to spicy grilled jerk chicken.
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1 medium Vidalia onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound green, unripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 large red tomato, cored and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
How to Make It
Light a grill. Brush the onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the onion slices and the green tomatoes over high heat, turning once, until nicely charred; about 6 minutes for the onion and 8 minutes for the tomato.
Chop the onion into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a bowl. Core, peel and coarsely chop the green tomatoes and add them to the bowl. Stir in the cilantro, red tomato, lime juice and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the salsa with salt and pepper and serve.